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    Situated in the heart of a thriving expat community, our school is home to families from all over the world


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Modern Languages in the Primary School

The faculty and staff of the Modern Languages Department are dedicated to helping our students to be linguistically competent and culturally literate global citizens.

  • Shaheen

    Shaheen Khan

    Head of Primary EAL

    Shaheen Khan

    Shaheen Khan

    BEd (Hons)

    Having worked with a textile designer in Hong Kong for five years, and having her children there, Shaheen and her husband decided to return to the UK so that both children acquired a British education and grew up amongst their family. On her return and alongside her work within textiles, Shaheen decided to take up some voluntary work in a local school. She was offered a Teaching Assistant post in the school, whereby she carried out baseline assessments with children in their mother tongue. This instigated a new found passion as she began studying, firstly as a Teaching Assistant, and the, invited by the school to acquire a HLTA qualification. 

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  • Alex

    Alexander Cattell

    Head of Modern Foreign Languages

    Alexander Cattell

    Alexander Cattell

    BA (Hons), MA, PhD, PGCE, FHEA

    Alexander graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Modern Languages with distinction in spoken Spanish from the University of Exeter. After completing an MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at King’s College, London, followed by a PhD in Spanish History at the University of Exeter, he undertook a PGCE in Modern Languages (Spanish and French) at the University of Cambridge.

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  • Laury

    Laury Valente

    French Teacher

    Laury Valente

    Laury studied Foreign Languages and Civilisations at the University of Avignon, France, before moving abroad to obtain a PGCE in Modern Languages at Liverpool John Moores University in 2006. He went on to hone his teaching skills in the city of Liverpool before moving on to Cairo, Egypt, where he taught in MES, one of the leading schools in the Middle East. He is a returning staff member as he was part of the MFL Department from 2013 to 2017.

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  • Irene

    Irene Garcia Moreno

    Teacher of French and Spanish and Secondary Global Campus Lead...

    Irene Garcia Moreno

    Irene studied French Philology and English Philology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and spent a year in Paris, studying language and literature at Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. During her studies, Irene started her training in values-based education while volunteering with a local children's organisation. She then completed a Master’s Degree in Secondary Teacher Training, specialising in Foreign Languages at the Universitat de Barcelona. She was clear in her goal of becoming a teacher; it had always been her vocation. 

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The British International School Shanghai, Puxi

111 Jinguang RoadHuacao TownMinhang201107Shanghai


金光路111号华漕镇上海市 闵行区201107

Nord Anglia Education

4th Floor, Nova South
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